2019 AIR Mentors


Alexandra Tait
Alexandra Tait

Alex Tait is a developer, consultant and educator whose passion lies in the intersection of accessibility and modern JavaScript within interface architecture and design systems. As a developer, she believes that inclusion driven development practices with accessibility at the forefront lead to better products for everyone. As a consultant and strategist, she believes that less is more and that new feature scope creep cannot be prioritized over core feature parity for disabled users. As an educator, she believes in removing barriers to information so that tech can become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive industry.


Amanda Rush
Amanda Rush

I have almost two decades of experience developing for the web in general, and over a decade of experience developing for and using WordPress.

I’m a member of the WordPress Accessibility Team, and I teach people how to use WordPress and other web technologies with or without assistive technology.

I’m also very active in the larger WordPress community.


Andrea Skeries
Andrea Skeries

I’m a huge lover of art and technology, and bringing the two together, as a front end web developer and designer. I’m being playing with HTML, since that first Bondi Blue iMac came out, using table layouts, and Angelfire for hosting. I’ve been learning about web accessibility for a little over 10 years. I was among the first group of people to become certified professional, and accessibility core competencies, or CPAC from the IAAP a couple of years ago.


Bouton Jones
Bouton Jones

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Carlos Cordero Alfaro
Carlos Cordero Alfaro

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Accessibility Consultant for a few organizations including Deque Systems on web, mobile and PDF accessibility, ensuring clients are producing not only compliant content but usable as well. She’s been consulting for over 11 years on external sites against WCAG 2.0 standards and now 2.1, technical writing, UX reviews, presentations, remediation, assessments and training were and are still part of her daily activities.

She was an active member of the Accessibility Consulting team at CNIB focusing on internal and external AODA and WCAG 2.0 Compliance and has obtained her IAAP CPWAS and Certified Tester certifications.

In her current role as an Accessibility Consultant, Naveesha provides accessibility audits for clients, Usability assessments, Document conversion and promotes accessibility awareness & services to organizations within Canada and the US while assisting anyone in need of accessibility information ensuring compliance with the current Section 508 of the U.S. Rehab Act, WCAG 2.0, W3C and AODA standards. These duties compliment her interests of volunteering for fundraising events and helping others in need either internationally or in local organizations.


Raghavendra Satish Peri
Raghavendra Satish Peri, Deque

Rags, as he is fondly called, has an extensive background and experience in Digital Accessibility.

He has worked with various clients ranging from Travel & Hospitality, e-commerce, Entertainment, Banking & Finance.

Currently, he is a Digital Accessibility Consultant slaying web accessibility & mobile accessibility challenges.


Rajendra Prasad
Rajendra Prasad

Rajendra is a Principal Accessibility Consultant at a MultiNational Company with extensive experience in Web Accessibility. He has worked with various fortune 500 companies ranging from Banking, Insurance, Universities, Healthcare.

He enjoys developing prototypes using HTML/ARIA and share them with development teams. He is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) from the IAAP. He is an accessibility trainer, interviewer and blogger.

He has been a part of Open AIR from 2013 (as a participant/mentor) and loves to work with different teams across the globe and educate teams/clients on Web Accessibility.


Saroj Bala
Saroj Bala

Thirteen years of digital customer experience with expertise as designer/developer and skills in providing simple tech support. Five years of professional business experience in the web accessibility field with expertise as an assistive technology tester and skills as an accessibility adviser.

Previously worked for SAPIENT as a UI/UX developer, Hindustan Times Media Ltd as a web designer/developer and AEQUOR as a web developer.

Accessibility expertise includes: Responsive Web Design, HTML5, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Modern Web development techniques.

Hands on experience in branding and identity, designing prototypes, Developing div based structure, Cross Browser compatibility, User Experience Technologies,Photoshop, CSS3 and Dreamweaver.